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Towednack, Cornwall

Historical Description

Towednack, a parish in Cornwall, 2½ miles SW of St Ives, and 1½ from St Erth station on the G.W.R. Acreage,. 2842; population, 363. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Duchess of Cleveland. Amal-Widden was the seat of the Hingestons, and is now a farmhouse. The chapelry is attached to Leiant. The church is an ancient building of stone, chiefly in the Perpendicular style, and has been restored. There are Wesleyan, Bible Christian, and Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCornwall 
Ecclesiastical parishTowednack St. Twinnock 
Poor Law unionPenzance 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtTR26
Post TownSt. Ives